Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020
02:00PM 03:30PM Belonging: Reflections on Identity, Exile, and Home: A Conversation with Richard Blanco in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month: University Event Topic: Alumni,Arts,Campus Life & Student Orgs,College,Community,Diversity,Faculty,Graduate,Humanities,Student & Campus LifeDepartment / Organization: Emory Libraries,Rose LibraryRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://go.fiu.edu/richardblancoSpeaker/Presenter: Richard Blanco, Karen StolleyCost: FreeContact Name: Maya CodyContact Email: maya.cody@emory.eduWoodruff Library - Wayfinding Location: OTHERLink: https://go.fiu.edu/richardblancoPlease register at go.fiu.edu….  Belonging is a universal human yearning—we all need someone, someplace, something to belong to and thrive. But what does it mean to belong? What do we belong to, or not, and why? Do we get to choose? Is belonging inclusive or exclusive, or both? Is it a false reality, or a true manifestation of the self? These are the questions Richard Blanco has asked throughout his writing and his often-contradictory identities as both a poet and engineer, as a Cuban-American, as a popular poetic figure yet an academic, and as a straight-raised boy who grew up to become an openly gay man. Florida International University's Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, in collaboration with Emory University and other partners listed below, invite you to join Richard Blanco as he continues to explore belonging in conversation with Professor Karen Stolley of Emory's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Blanco, who read his poem “One Today” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2013, is the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant and first gay person to serve as inaugural poet. He placed his papers with Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library in 2018 and gave a free public reading at Emory in 2019. Special thanks to the event partners: Florida International University’s Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment Emory University Florida International University’s Department of English AJC Decatur Book Festival, presented by Emory University Emory Alumni Association Emory University’s Office of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life, Campus Life Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Emory University’s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Emory University’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese Invisible Histories Project + Emory Libraries/FIU<br>Zoom event Campus Events
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